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Yate Town
North Leigh
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Southern - Division 1 South & West Full time Attendance 144

Yate Town 3-2 North Leigh

Yate continue to improve

Yate great run of form continues with another victory at The Jelf Stadium.

North Leigh started the better side and were unfortuante, but after a slow start from Yate, one connecting sequence instilled confidence and the plan started to work.

Captain Charlie Hutchings saw a shot go over the bar as Yate put the pressure on eighth placed North Leigh, earning a couple of corners for their efforts.

Ciaran Greening put a great cross in to the opposition box but nobody was there to connect with it and the danger was cleared.

However, on 35 minutes, the breakthrough came when a long throw - in on the left was headed to the far post by Tom Harrison for Jack Ball to lift it with his head over the grasp of North Leigh keeper Morgan Williams.

And defensively Yate were good value before the break as they snuffed out the attacks North Leigh presented their way.

After the break, Yate threatened to run up a cricket score as they had North Leigh at sixes and sevens.

A great move into the opposition box saw Ball fire wide and the second goal seemed certain when Trey Anderson grabbed the ball on the left of the opposition box and side footed it past Williams only to see the ball bounce off the post.

But the second goal eventual came when full back Mayson Evans was on the far post when a cross came in and bent low to head past Williams.

And the third came quickly afterwards when Ball found space to rifle home.

Yate were well on top but it all started to go against them from there.

North Leigh 's Roger James was to prove to be a big threat in the final third for the rest of the game. James planted the ball past Rivers and after a cracking strike from Michael Hopkins rattled the Yate goalposts, Hopkins saw a soft ball from the right rumbled past two defenders and also Rivers, who expected it to go wide, to set up a tense Fi is.

James threatened Yate continuously and tested the Bluebell 's defensive resolve.

And the Bluebells were down to ten men by the end of the match as Evans was sent off for his second bookable offence.

Yet, after four minutes of added time, the referee blew the final whistle and Yate had put to bed that horrible October evening.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 1 South & West results

Barnstaple Town
2
1
AFC Totton
3
0
Bridgwater Town
2
0
Wimborne Town
Evesham Utd
1
0
Salisbury
7
0
Slimbridge
2
0
2
2
Tiverton Town
Taunton Town
1
1
Hereford
Winchester City
0
0

League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Bishops Cleeve 42 50
17. Barnstaple Town 42 45
18. Yate Town 42 44
19. AFC Totton 42 39
20. Slimbridge 42 37
21. Wantage Town 42 21
22. Bridgwater Town 42 10

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